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Dickinson Named Chair of Select Committee on Delinquency Prevention and Youth Development
Announces Appointment to Search & Rescue Memorial Review Committee
Sacramento - Today, Assemblymember Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento) announced he has been named Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Delinquency Prevention and Youth Development by Speaker John Pérez. Dickinson also served as Chair during the 2011-12 legislative session.
"I look forward to Chairing the Select Committee once again. Focusing the state's efforts on building strong families and the health and welfare of youth is both the best short-term and long-term strategy to creating safer, healthier, and more economically-sustainable communities. I look forward to thought-provoking hearings on the topic this year," said Dickinson.
Dickinson Introduces Legislation to Ban the Sale of Animals at Swap Meets and Flea Markets
Sacramento – Today, Assemblymember Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento) announced introduction of AB 339. The bill would prohibit the sale of animals at swap meets and flea markets in order to prevent the suffering of animals, protect consumers, and eliminate the public health and safety risks and potential threats of disease outbreaks associated with such sales.
“Animals are currently being sold at flea markets and swap meets in often abysmal conditions where there is no legal oversight of the seller and no consumer accountability,” said Dickinson. “AB 339 would prohibit the sale of animals at swap meets and flea markets to alleviate the suffering of these animals, ensure that public health and safety is protected, and safeguard consumers,” he added.
Dickinson Announces Receiving Perfect Score in Humane Society Scorecard
Sacramento – Today, Assemblymember Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento) announced that he received a perfect 100% score in the 2012 Humane Society Legislative Fund scorecard. According to the scorecard, Dickinson voted in favor of animal rights for seven important bills and never voted against animal rights.
“I am honored to receive a perfect score from the Humane Society. I was pleased to have the opportunity to continue to support worthy legislation to protect animals in 2012,” said Dickinson.
Dickinson Issues Response to State Supreme Court Ruling on Requiring Personal Data for Online Purchases
Announces Plans to Introduce Legislation
Sacramento – Assemblymember Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento), Chair of the Assembly Committee on Banking and Finance, released the following statement on this week’s ruling by the California Supreme Court that online retailers can continue to require customers purchasing with credit cards to provide personal information:
“In today’s high-tech world, the privacy of online consumers is continually susceptible to being violated. The court’s decision will further impair the privacy of online consumers. I plan to introduce legislation this month that would increase consumer privacy while also ensuring appropriate fraud and identity theft protection. We must better protect consumers’ privacy by safeguarding against the exploitation of personal information.”
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Assemblymember Roger Dickinson Launches Children’s Book Drive
Assemblymember Roger Dickinson has launched a book drive to benefit youth in the Sacramento area with the goal of collecting 2,013 children’s books in 2013. Dickinson, along with Sacramento City Councilmembers Darrell Fong and Bonnie Pannell, are collecting new or gently used children’s books to donate to Reading Partners and Loaves and Fishes’ Mustard Seed School in Sacramento.
Dickinson Announces Legislation to Spur Economic Development and Affordable Housing
Sacramento – Today, Assemblymember Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento) announced introduction of Assembly Bill 243 which would streamline the creation of Infrastructure Financing Districts, expand their purpose, and rename them Infrastructure Revitalization and Financing Districts (IRFDs). The bill would promote local cooperation and includes protections for state and local taxpayers.
“The bill would establish Infrastructure Revitalization and Financing Districts to provide a flexible tool for local governments to address needed economic development, affordable housing, sustainable development, environmental mitigation, and other needs in a fiscally responsible manner,” said Dickinson, member of the Speaker’s Redevelopment Working Group.
Assemblymember Dickinson Introduces Bill to Increase Fairness in Government Hiring
Bill Would Maximize Employment Opportunities and Increase Public Safety
Sacramento - Today, Assemblymember Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento) announced introduction of Assembly Bill 218. The bill would prohibit requesting criminal background information on the initial employment application for local and state government employees, with the goal of reducing unnecessary barriers to employment for the one in four adult Californians who have an arrest or conviction record. If passed, California would join six states and over 40 cities and counties across the United States that have adopted similar legislation.
Assemblymember Dickinson Congratulates Sacramento's First ARB Appointee
Dickinson Legislation Added Sacramento Member to the Board
Sacramento - Today, Assemblymember Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento) congratulated Sacramento County Supervisor Phil Serna on his appointment by Governor Brown to serve as the Sacramento region's first designated member of the California Air Resources Board (ARB).
"Congratulations to Supervisor Serna on his appointment to the ARB," said Dickinson. "Out of a pool of talented candidates from the Sacramento area, I am confident he will serve our region and its over 2 million residents well and will be a strong voice in critical future decision-making to improve our local air quality," he added.
California Assembly Addresses Gun Violence
Sacramento – California Democratic Assemblymembers today announced nine bills crafted to help curb the ongoing epidemic of gun violence, and pledged to work with the State Senate and Governor to enact new weapons safety legislation.
“Although California already has some of the nation’s best laws to reduce the incidence of violent and fatal shootings, we are always prepared to move when we can improve the safety of our communities and families,” said Assemblymember Tom Ammiano, Chair of the Assembly Public Safety Committee.
Dickinson Issues Response to the Governor’s State of the State
Sacramento – Assemblymember Roger Dickinson (D-Sacramento) released the following statement on Governor Brown’s State of the State Address given today in the Assembly Chambers:
“The Governor’s speech struck the right balance between optimism and thoughtful restraint. California has made great strides towards a healthier economy, more high wage jobs, affordable healthcare for all, and reducing our greenhouse gas emissions. The promise of a thriving future for California is a promise we can, and will, keep.
I especially appreciated the Governor’s comments about the need to focus on young people, specifically improving education. Our work to create a better California will be handed off to our children and grandchildren. It is our responsibility to give them the best chance we can to succeed.”
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